WASHINGTON DC –
The political landscape of America seems to have shifted after the victory of Democrat candidate Doug Jones in the Senate election in the state of Alabama known as the Republican stronghold. After Jones' victory, the Democrats are now more confident of their success in the next round of Congressional elections and the Republicans are trying to find a way back up.
In Alabama, jubilant fans celebrated Democrats Doug Jones's victory over Republican candidate Roy Moore.
"This campaign is about politeness politeness and ensuring everyone in this country, that wherever you live, there will be justice in this life," said Jones.
Moore is unable to deny accusations of undue sexual misconduct which occurred decades ago, involving a number of women who were teenagers, while Moore was in his 30s.
But Moore is still not prepared to admit his defeat. "We have been smudged with things that are not good. We have been plunged and this reminds me of a verse in the Gospels, Psalm 40, which says 'I wait patiently for the coming of God's help'. That's what we're going to do now. "
In the White House, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he hoped to get a different result.
" I hope to get one more seat in the Senate. Many Republicans feel different. They are very happy with the election results. But as the leader of this party, I want to gain a seat in the Senate. I want to support the fighting figure, "Trump said.
Some of Doug Jones's victory is because of the enormous number of Democrats who voted, especially African Americans. Moore was harmed by the small number of Republicans who voted and a "write-in campaign" lowering his vote. Write-in campaign "is a political campaign that encourages citizens to write the names of unlisted candidates, and this system is used in some American elections.
Democrats are happy with victory in the state that has been a strong Republican , including the leader of the Democratic faction in the Senate Chuck Schummer
"If we combine all these forces together, that is a vibrant support base, the Democratic milenial group, the citizens in the suburbs who turn to the Democratic Party; it will bring good to us, "Schummer said.
Doug Jones' victory surely sends a wave of political turmoil as both parties are preparing for a congressional election next year, says analyst Larry Sabato.
" If I fighting in Republican campaigns for seats in the Senate, in the House, to be governors, for legislatures in the state etc; then I would be very worried because there seems to be a huge resurgence wave with the gigantic letter "D". "D" for Democrats, "said Sabato.
Meanwhile, President Trump continues to struggle with low levels of popularity.
Republican faction leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday said they had agreed on a final version of the Reform Bill Taxation, the main promise in last presidential campaign. Republican factions hope to pass this bill before Jones is sworn in as senator next month. [em/al]